World Battlefronts: Murder

Despite their other crimes, the Germans had generally observed the rules of war in their treatment of captured U.S. and British fighting men. But last week even that record was blotched by the coldblooded murder of scores of U.S. soldiers.

It was in Belgium, in a sector where the Allies had stood for nearly three months. On Sunday a column of 15 to 20 Nazi Tiger tanks, spearheading the new German drive, cut off a U.S. First Army unit which had only light weapons to defend itself. The Americans were quickly overcome; 143 were herded into a field with a few others...

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